Creativity & Culture

Creativity and culture connect us. Indeed, in many ways, they define us: bringing joy, providing meaning and building understanding and respect. We explore and strengthen these human bonds every day to help make the world a better, more enriching, place.

We do this through research in the written and spoken word; music and visual art; and the transformative impacts of new communication technologies. We capture people’s stories and help them tell their own. And we challenge how creative practice is understood, taught and valued.

Impact stories

Reading the history of indigenous South American peoples in ancient DNA

Ancient human DNA dating back almost 9,000 years has provided significant genetic insights for an international large-scale study in South America.

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The people behind the cars

History will not forget the people and places that made Holden cars an icon of Australia.

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City nightlife takes on a new dimension

The growth of small venues has changed the face of Adelaide’s social scene, adding life and livelihood.

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Macau shown in three dimensions

An immersive multimedia experience has brought to life the diverse cultural history of a former colonial enclave.

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Who to contact

Professor Graeme Koehne AO, is an Australian composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, ballet and film music. In 1985 he was awarded a Harkness Followship to study music at Yale University while also studying composition with Virgil Thomson in New York. From 2002 to 2009 he was Chair of the Australia Council Music Board. He has served in various advisory capacities for the South Australian Government, and in 1998-99 was South Australia’s Composer-in-Residence. He was awarded a Doctorate of Music from the University of Adelaide in 2002 and in 2004 received the Sir Bernard Heinze Award from the University of Melbourne. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

P: (08) 8313 5425
E: directorecm@adelaide.edu.au

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